how much is a scrap car worth?

No matter how well you look after your car, there will come a time when it reaches the end of its life. There are a whole host of reasons why you might consider scrapping your car, but whether you've driven it for 200,000+ miles, or accidentally crashed it on the way to work, you want to make sure you're getting the best possible price.

When it comes to determining how much your car is worth for scrap, there are a lot of factors that come into play. It's not as straightforward as setting a single figure. Let's take a closer look at some of the factors that could influence how much your scrap car is worth.


Scrap car value calculator

When determining the value of your car for scrap, we will consider the following:

  • The make and model of your car
  • The age of your car
  • The overall size and weight of your car
  • Whether your car is complete or damaged
  • Whether you have steel alloys or not
  • Current scrap metal prices in your area
  • How far away from the scrap yard you are


What factors make my car more valuable?

If you want to get the best value for your scrap car, there are a few things you can do. First of all, ensure that your car is in the best condition it can be. If your car has all of its parts and a set of steel alloys, you're more likely to get a good price for it.


How much are scrap car batteries worth for scrap?

Car batteries, if not recycled properly, can cause environmental harm. That’s why it’s so important to use an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). Most ATFs will pay per tonne, so the average cost of car batteries can vary.


How much are car radiators worth for scrap?

There are several factors that affect the scrap price of a car radiator. The scrap dealer will consider the material, size and weight of the radiator before deciding on a price. Older car radiators made using copper or brass will have more value than newer aluminium ones. The bigger and heavier the radiator, the more it will be worth too.


Will my car be worth anything if it's a write-off?

Yes, if your car has been written off by your insurance company or a third party, you can still fetch a good price for it. Again, your car will be worth more if it's complete, but if you've lost a few parts during the crash - don't worry.

Here at A&L Vehicle Recycling, we will collect and dispose of all types of vehicles including (but not limited to), cars that have failed their MOT, car shells and unwanted vehicles. All you need to do is provide us with your registration details and postcode so we can give you a FREE, instant quote!


How can I find out the value of my car?

Finding out how much your scrap car is worth is easy when you choose A&L Vehicle Recycling. Start by inputting your registration and postcode into our website! We offer a FREE quote and a FREE same day collection service.



If you'd like to find out how much your scrap car is worth over the phone, give us a call on 01446 701707. Alternatively, you can stop by our scrap yard, we're located in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. You can find all of our contact details here.

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